Dana White gives the ‘OK’ to Daniel Cormier’s break from fighting

Daniel Cormier Anthony Johnson

Last month UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier revealed that he would like to take the remainder of 2015 off after having such a busy year.

With former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones being reinstated by the UFC, many were unsure how the UFC would feel about DC wanting to take the rest of the year off.

Cormier spoke on Fox Sports to discuss the situation.

“I don’t want to start a fight camp right now. I want to relax through the holidays with my family and when I told that to Dana (White) and Lorenzo (Fertitta), they were very open about it. They said ‘get through your holiday and then we’ll see what happens’. They said ‘it’s awesome DC, you had a great year, now you can get through your holiday and see what happens next’.”

“I needed it. I’m 36 fighting these young guys and it’s tough. I fought the best this division has to offer all over the span of 10 months. I need a break and I’m going to take it.”